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A decomposable algorithm for contour surface display generation


Published August 1984
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NPS-52-84-011

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"August 1984."

"Prepared for: Chief of Naval Research, Arlington, VA 22217."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 12-13)

Technical report; 1984

This paper is a study of a highly decomposable algorithm useful for the parallel generation of a contour surface display. The core component of this algorithm is a two-dimensional contouring algorithm that operates on a single, 2 x 2 subgrid of a larger grid. A model for the operations used to generate the contour lines for a single subgrid is developed. The inadequacies of the currently published algorithms, with respect to contour line generation for a subgrid, are pointed out in a brief review of the available literature. A data structure, the contouring tree, is introduced as the basis of a new algorithm for generating the contour lines for the subgrid. The construction of the contouring tree, and the completeness of an algorithm based upon the contouring tree, within the constraints of the contouring model are shown

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Publisher Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School
Pages 40
Language en_US
Call number ocm79821503
Digitizing sponsor Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library
Book contributor Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library
Collection navalpostgraduateschoollibrary; fedlink; americana

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